Wallingford Vein, Cornucopia Mine

The Wallingford Vein, Cornucopia Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Baker county, Oregon.

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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Wallingford Vein, Cornucopia Mine  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 45.01556, -117.23472

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Wallingford Vein, Cornucopia Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Wallingford Vein, Cornucopia Mine
Secondary: White Elephant Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker
District: Cornucopia


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: WELL-DEFINED VEIN


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Early Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: SAID TO CONTAIN FAIR VALUES IN GOLD.


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): THE VEIN OUTCROPS BETWEEN 7200 AND 7700 FT ELEV. ABOUT 2 MILES NW OF CORNUCOPIA TOWNSITE.

Comment (Production): CAVED STOPES ARE EVIDENCE OF SOME PRODUCTION IN EARLY DAYS; QUANTITY UNKNOWN.

Comment (Deposit): THE VEIN IS ONE OF SEVERAL WORKED BY THE CORNUCOPIA MINE. OTHERS INCLUDE UNION-COMPANION, LAST CHANCE, WHITMAN, AND VALLEY VIEW. PRODUCTION WAS MOSTLY FROM THE UNION-COMPANION AND LAST CHANCE.


References

Reference (Deposit): OREGON METAL MINES HANDBOOK, 1939 , ODGMI BULL. 14 - A, P. 33 .

Reference (Deposit): WEISS, P.L., AND OTHERS, 1976, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE EAGLE CAP WILDERNESS AND ADJACENT AREAS, OREGON: USGS BULL. 1385-E, P. 41.


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